WTA Calendar after the restart – Tennis Column #44

Update 17.06.2020: WTA released the final version of the calendar with 20 tournaments (and two host cities of them still to be announced later). See the table below for final proposed and published version by WTA.

WTA should hold talks with players about the possible restart of the season this week. Players expect to get more information about the schedule and healthy procedures necessary for the restart.

There are still some unconfirmed tournaments, but WTA hopes it will be cleared very soon. The season should start in August, and we could see 22 tournaments. It includes two Grand Slam tournaments, WTA Finals, and WTA Elite Trophy. The US Open should be organized in its original spot, with the week before reserved for qualifying (no other WTA tournament will be played that week). French Open will be moved to the autumn with a start on September 28. The season will be longer by two weeks compared to the original schedule and will finish on November 22.

WTA Calendar [August – November] 2020 – Final version

MonthDateCityCountryType of EventSurfaceWinnerRacket Brand
August 202008/03 – 08/09PalermoItalyInternationalClay
08/10 – 08/16tbaInternationalHard
08/17 – 08/23Cincinnati
[played in New York]
USAPremier MandatoryHard
08/31 – 09/12US OpenGrand SlamHard
September 202009/07 - 09/12IstanbulTurkeyInternationalClay
09/14 – 09/20MadridSpainPremier MandatoryClay
09/21 – 09/26RomeItalyPremier MandatoryClay
09/21 – 09/26StrassbourgFranceInternationalClay
09/28 – 10/10French OpenGrand SlamClay
October 202010/05 – 10/11SeoulKoreaInternationalHard
10/12 – 10/18BeijingChinaPremier MandatoryHard
10/19 – 10/25WuhanChinaPremier 5Hard
10/19 – 10/25NanchangChinaInternationalHard
10/26 – 11/01GuangzhouChinaInternationalHard
10/26 – 11/01tba
InternationalIndoor Hard
November 202011/02 – 11/08MoscowRussiaPremierIndoor Hard
11/02 – 11/08TokyoJapanPremier 5Hard
11/08 – 11/15ShenzhenChinaWTA FinalsHard
11/16 – 11/22ZhuhaiChinaWTA Elite TrophyHard
11/23 – 11/29GuangzhouChinaInternationalHard

 

 

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